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Photos of the Mario Sports Superstars Launch Tournament at Nintendo NY

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, fans gather at the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza to celebrate the launch of the Mario Sports Superstars game and compete in an on-site tournament. Fans played five different sports from the game and had the chance to meet Mario. Mario Sports Superstars is an action-packed Nintendo 3DS game that finds players competing in five full-featured sports: Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Tennis and Horse Racing.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Luke P., Harrison P., Natalie P., and Tristan B. compete in baseball to be named MVP of the Mario Sports Superstars game at the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, March 24. Mario Sports Superstars is an action-packed Nintendo 3DS game that finds players competing in five full-featured sports: Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Tennis and Horse Racing.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Simon L., from Jersey City, NJ plays Horse Racing in the Mario Sports Superstars game, which launched for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on March 24. New to the series, Horse Racing lets players compete for the crown in three races. Mario Sports Superstars is an action-packed game that finds players competing in five full-featured sports: Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Tennis and Horse Racing.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Gia P. from Bronx, NY and Alyssa P. from Bronx, NY meet with Mario at the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, March 24. Fans gathered to celebrate the launch of Mario Sports Superstars, an action-packed Nintendo 3DS game that finds players competing in five full-featured sports: Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Tennis and Horse Racing.

Ex-RARE devs discuss what it was like reuniting for Yooka-Laylee

A portion of a Game Informer interview with Grant Kirkhope, David Wise and Steve Burke...

GI: Fast forward to just a couple of years ago: what was it like when you got the call to do Yooka-Laylee? What was it like getting the band back together?

Wise: Very much like getting the band back together. We worked together for so many years, so it was very reassuring to be able to pool our creative talent together once again. Also, when we were no longer at Rare, it gave me time to reflect on exactly how much I had enjoyed working there – especially the people I was working with – and had just taken that experience for granted at the time.

Kirkhope: A lot of people said I was crazy, it was never gonna happen, people don’t want that game anymore, and I’d gone on about it for quite a lot of years. And, to get to the point where we’re all actually doing it again was just unbelievable. It was a set of fortunate disasters that got us to this point. Some guys got laid off from Rare, some guys quit… People were available for the first time in 15 years to do this.

Burke: One of the most fun games I’d worked on at Rare was the music to Jetpac Refueled, and it felt like I could go down that retro route again with Yooka-Laylee.

Full interview here

Neo Geo games give you a vertical play mode option

I think most people know this, but just incase you don't, there's a unique option for Neo Geo games on Switch. You can actually play them in a vertical mode. This really doesn't make too much sense for the Neo Geo games, but there might be upcoming titles where the vertical option could be really useful.

Small number of reports showing Switch Pro Controller d-pad issues surface

I haven't had a single issue with my Switch Pro Controller. I've been using it quite a bit and haven't had any kind of hiccups along the way. With that said, a small amount of users have shared videos showing off some d-pad issues with their Pro Controller, where various inputs are recognized incorrectly. Anyone out there experiencing this?

Low Switch stock, Zelda: Breath of the Wild interest giving bump to Wii U pre-owned sales at GameStop

Coming from an interview with GameStop senior director of merchandising, Eric Bright...

“With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming out, we’re seeing great results in our pre-owned Wii U sales. We’re selling a lot of pre-owned Wii U consoles along with brand new Wii U copies of Zelda. Breath of the Wild has reinvigorated sales of the Wii U with Nintendo Switch being sold out at so many retailers. The Switch launching and Zelda launching completely racked up the Wii U market.”

Let's hope those picking up the Wii U now will dive into its library and check out all the great games they missed. Then they can trade it back in and grab a Switch later!